Jorge A. Garcia, M.D., M.S., F.A.C.P.
- Associate Dean
- Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Philosophy of Care
I firmly believe that health care is a partnership, a "therapeutic alliance" between a patient and a physician. As a result, my ability to provide medical care depends critically on a patient's respect for and active participation in this relationship. I am proud to be a member of an organization like UC Davis, which heals with a passion and delivers on its promise to teach both patients and health care professionals.
Health care delivery to Hispanic and Latino populations and to other underserved and marginalized communities are a high priority for Dr. García.
Dr. García is passionately interested in medical education and in increasing the number of health care providers from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds.
M.D., UC San Francisco School of Medicine, San Francisco CA 1990
M.S., Epidemiology, UC Davis, Davis CA 1997
B.S., UC Riverside, Riverside CA 1986
Internship: Internal Medicine (Primary Care), Highland General Hospital, Oakland CA 1990-1991
Internal Medicine (Primary Care), Highland General Hospital, Oakland CA 1992-1994
Internal Medicine (Medical Chief Resident), Highland General Hospital, Oakland CA 1994-1995
Internal Medicine (General Medicine), UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 1995-1997
American Board of Internal Medicine,
American College of Physicians
Honors and Awards
Deans' Award for Excellence, UC Davis Health, Excellence in Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion � Faculty Member, 2019
UC Davis Chancellor�s Achievement Award for Diversity and Community, Academic Federation Faculty Member Award, 2018
Outstanding Ambulatory Care Faculty Award, Department of Internal Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center, 2015, 2016, 2017
Outstanding Clinician Award, Department of Internal Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center, 2016
Select Recent Publications
Jerant A, Kravitz RL, Azari R, White L, García JA, Vierra H, Virata MC, Franks P. Training residents to employ self-efficacy-enhancing interviewing techniques: randomized controlled trial of a standardized patient intervention. J Gen Intern Med. 2009 May;24(5):606-13. doi:10.1007/s11606-009-0946-4. Epub 2009 Mar 19. PMID:19296179.
Murray-García JL, García JA. The institutional context of multicultural education: what is your institutional curriculum? Acad Med. 2008 Jul;83(7):646-52. doi:10.1097/ACM.0b013e3181782ed6. PMID:18580080.
Kasirye OC, Walsh JA, Romano PS, Beckett LA, Garcia JA, Elvine-Kreis B, Bethel JW, Schenker MB. Acculturation and its association with health-risk behaviors in a rural Latina population. Ethn Dis. 2005 Autumn;15(4):733-9. PMID:16259501.
Murray-García JL, Harrell S, García JA, Gizzi E, Simms-Mackey P. Self-reflection in multicultural training: be careful what you ask for. Acad Med. 2005 Jul;80(7):694-701. doi:10.1097/00001888-200507000-00016. PMID:15980089.
García JA, Paterniti DA, Romano PS, Kravitz RL. Patient preferences for physician characteristics in university-based primary care clinics. Ethn Dis. 2003 Spring;13(2):259-67. PMID:12785424.
García JA, Yee MC, Chan BK, Romano PS. Potentially avoidable rehospitalizations following acute myocardial infarction by insurance status. J Community Health. 2003 Jun;28(3):167-84. doi:10.1023/a:1022904206936. PMID:12713068.
Murray-García JL, García JA. From enrichment to equity: comments on diversifying the K-12 medical school pipeline. J Natl Med Assoc. 2002 Aug;94(8):721-31. PMID:12152930.
Murray-García JL, García JA, Schembri ME, Guerra LM. The service patterns of a racially, ethnically, and linguistically diverse housestaff. Acad Med. 2001 Dec;76(12):1232-40. doi:10.1097/00001888-200112000-00018. PMID:11739050.
Bair YA, García JA, Romano PS, Siefkin AD, Kravitz RL. Does "mainstreaming" guarantee access to care for medicaid recipients with asthma? J Gen Intern Med. 2001 Jul;16(7):475-81. doi:10.1046/j.1525-1497.2001.016007475.x. PMID:11520386.
García JA, Romano PS, Chan BK, Kass PH, Robbins JA. Sociodemographic factors and the assignment of do-not-resuscitate orders in patients with acute myocardial infarctions. Med Care. 2000 Jun;38(6):670-8. doi:10.1097/00005650-200006000-00008. PMID:10843314.